“Was Election Denial Just a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme? Donors’ Lawsuits Look for Answers” (with Juicy Tidbits on True the Vote Lawsuit)

Some great reporting here from Richard Salame: Eshelman ultimately gave True the Vote a total of $2.5 million for its 2020 election efforts. True the Vote launched a massive undertaking in November to recruit whistleblowers, lobby legislatures, analyze data, and file lawsuits in … Continue reading

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Arizona Legislator (and Spouse of AZ Supreme Court Justice) Introduces Bill That Would Allow State Legislature to Overturn Voters’ Choice for President

Oh my: Republican legislators, still steamed about Joe Biden winning Arizona, have been furiously scheming various ways to make it more difficult for people to vote.There’s a bill that would allow only the most faithful party voters to automatically get early ballots and one … Continue reading

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“Watchdog Probes Whether Justice Department Officials Tried to Alter 2020 Election Results”

WSJ: The Justice Department’s inspector general said Monday his office will investigate whether department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.The announcement comes after news reports that former President Donald Trump considered moving to … Continue reading

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Blockbuster WSJ Report: “Trump Pressed Justice Department to Go Directly to Supreme Court to Overturn Election Results”

Jess Bravin and Sadie Gurman for WSJ: In his last weeks in office, former President Donald Trump considered moving to replace the acting attorney general with another official ready to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice … Continue reading

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Bonkers NYT Story That Adds to Reasons to Disqualify Trump from Running Again: Trump Almost Fired the Acting Attorney General To Install at DOJ Someone to Push Baseless Voter Fraud Claims, and Only Threat of Mass Resignations Stopped It from Happening

Truly frightening story: The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald J. Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general and … Continue reading

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“Shell companies and ‘dark money’ may hide details of Trump ties to DC protests”

Anna Massoglia for Open Secrets: Former President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign aides played key roles orchestrating a rally protesting certification of President-elect Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election before hundreds of rioters breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  But the full extent … Continue reading

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“Nonprofits helped organize the pro-Trump rally before the Capitol siege – but they probably won’t suffer any consequences”

The Conversation: Editor’s note: Some of the money used to organize the Jan. 6 pro-Trump “March to Save America” came from social welfare groups. One of them, Women for America First, notably obtained a permit from the National Park Service for the rally – which preceded … Continue reading

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Remember that Luzerne County Thrown-Away Military Ballots Issue? “A Pennsylvania election probe that Trump falsely touted as a sign of vote-rigging ended without charges”

Philly Inquirer: Federal prosecutors in Harrisburg announced Friday they had found “insufficient evidence” of a crime in an election investigation that President Donald Trump and his allies had repeatedly touted as a sign of vote-rigging in Pennsylvania.The case, involving nine military … Continue reading

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“First it was ‘fraud,’ then they just didn’t like the rules: How Pa. Republicans justified trying to overturn an election”

Philly Inquirer: Yet the congressmen and others from Pennsylvania nevertheless spent months supporting the claim that widespread fraud, procedural decisions, or irregularities undermined the integrity of the election, lending their authority to the argument that the very foundation of American … Continue reading

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“‘Find the fraud’: Trump pressured a Georgia elections investigator in a separate call legal experts say could amount to obstruction”

Another Amy Gardner exclusive for WaPo: President Trump urged Georgia’s lead elections investigator to “find the fraud” in a lengthy December phone call, saying the official would be a “national hero,” according to an individual familiar with the call who … Continue reading

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“‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor”

Amy Gardner exclusive for WaPo: President Trump urged fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat in an extraordinary one-hour phone call Saturday that legal scholars described as a flagrant abuse … Continue reading

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